This course engages Associate and Full
Professors at the University of St.Gallen in a dialogue on leadership in
scientific practice. The full-day workshop includes inputs on the state of the
art in organizational psychology and provides ample space for an intense
exchange of experience among participants. Being responsible for and guiding
scientists is triggering quite a variety of capabilities and competences, both
on a strategical as well as on operational level. We focus on three core
leadership activities specifically relevant in science: consulting, coaching,
and challenging. With this focus, the course will provide an overview of a
series of methodologies and tools. The full-day course will be complemented by a
half-day follow-up session (about three months after the one-day course) which will
provide opportunities to reflect on experiences made when applying learnings
from the seminar.
Agenda on 31 May 2022
09.00 – 12.00 Welcome & Introduction
in Science: A broad variety of tasks and one function.
Focusing core leadership
activities: Coaching, Consulting,
Expectation management for different roles.
Providing frames of reference and guidance.
12.00 – 13.15 Sandwich Lunch at the Square
13.15 – 16.15 Focus Coaching:
personal responsibility and ownership
of methodologies and tools
relevance of personality development in science.
blocks us all from personal development?
leaders might help to trigger development.
16.15 – 16.30 Feedback and wrap up
University of St.Gallen, SQUARE, Room
By e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
until 23 May 2022
Prof. Dr. Christoph Clases, AOC Unternehmensberatung
After an apprenticeship as a craftsman, Christoph studied psychology, philosophy and linguistics at the University of Hamburg, and received his doctoral degree at the Free University Berlin. He lectured and conducted research at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, the University of Kiel, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), the University of Zurich, as well as at the University of St. Gallen. From 2004 to 2010, as chair of an institute, Christoph Clases has been significantly involved in the development of the School for Applied Psychology FHNW with currently a staff of about fifty scientists. He is still lecturing and conducting research there. For more than a decade now, as a partner of AOC, he offers consulting and executive education for companies and expert organisations such as ETH Zurich, University of Zurich, UZH and Swiss National Science Foundation.